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Is carboximetilcelulosa vegan?

Carboximetilcelulosa is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is carboximetilcelulosa?

Carboxymethylcellulose, also known as CMC, is a versatile food ingredient derived from cellulose, a natural polymer found in plants. It is commonly used as a thickener, emulsifier, and stabilizer in a wide range of food products, including ice cream, salad dressings, and baked goods. CMC is soluble in water and can form gels or solutions with varying degrees of viscosity. It is also resistant to pH changes and high temperatures, making it ideal for use in processed foods. Despite being a synthetic compound, CMC is generally considered safe for consumption and is approved by regulatory agencies worldwide.

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